Victoria Parker-Pohl is a writer, director, and actor with over twenty-five years experience as a theater instructor. Her skills evolve from extensive experience facilitating learning for diverse populations, including a wide range of professional clients as well as Portland's underserved and adjudicated youth. Victoria has developed and implemented arts-connection programs in conflict resolution, risk-orientation, team-building, interpersonal communication and creativity. Her most recent theater activities include a role in the Arts and Lecture series VERB, playing several roles in Ursula K. LeGuin's Earthstories; a variety of directing projects locally and in Cannon Beach, Oregon; ongoing mentoring/directing and acting with The Haven Project; and adjudicating for Portland's Drama Critics Circle Drammy Award Committee. She taught Freshman Inquiry courses at PSU 2001-09. With a masters in theater from PSU and a BA in interdisciplinary arts with a special focus on northwestern ecology and environmental studies, Victoria has long enjoyed blending her deep interest in natural science with the arts and humanities.